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ARTURES-Yüksel Arslan.

The combination of paintings and texts or messages is something, which can be seen in the art world frequently: René Magritte, Joseph Beuys, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mario Dalpra or Franz West use that technique to express their “inner world” and transport messages to the observer of their work.

I follow up that topic (“autographs are art”) in my blog with the topic of ARTURES which were invented by the turkish artist YÜKSEL ARSLAN.  ARTURES is an expression which combines “ART” and “peintURES” ore “litterartURES”.

In 1964, Arslan’s “artures” were included in the exhibition entitled “The Origins, History and Relationships of Surrealism” organized by the Galerie Charpentier, and viewed today as one of the most important exhibitions of the history of Surrealism.

Yüksel Arslan lives since 1962 in Paris and had long lasting contacts to the known surrealists at that time – In 1964, Arslan’s “artures” were included in the exhibition entitled “The Origins, History and Relationships of Surrealism” organized by the Galerie Charpentier, and viewed today as one of the most important exhibitions of the history of Surrealism ( see  as well http://www.galerinev.com/en/sanatcilar/detay/33/yuksel-arslan )

He became internationally known during the last years. After his exhibition at SENTRALISTANBUL in 2009, his works were shown in Vienna, Zurich and Düsseldorf. (see https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yüksel_Arslan)

I am happy to show very early testimonials of Yüksel Arslan from the 1965  at the point he still lives in Berlin and  moves to Paris  and prepares the exhibition at the gallery Sydow in Frankfurt.

Einladung CPH1 Einladung CPH2

 

Arslan28.5.1965